Flags at half-staff in memory of Capt. Stover



Gov. Jay Inslee has directed that U.S. flags and Washington flags at all state agencies and sites be lowered to half-staff Sunday in memory of Air Force Capt. Christopher Stover.

The 28-year-old helicopter pilot from Vancouver died Jan. 7 in a training flight along the English coast.

Flags may be lowered at the close of business today and remain at half-staff until Monday morning. Other businesses and organizations, as well as Washington residents, are encouraged to join this recognition, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in east Vancouver, 17010 N.E. Ninth St.